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Taken 16-May-10
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Keywords:Texas Cemeteries, Williamson County Cemetery, Connell Family Cemetery aka Bear Creek
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.33 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken16-May-10 13:09
Date modified16-May-10 13:09
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Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length42 mm
Focal length (35mm)63 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.8
Exposure1/40 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
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Digital zoom1x
Connell Family Cemetery

Connell Family Cemetery

Liberty Hill
Williamson County, Texas
30 44.562' N 97 56.663' W

Historical Marker: Alabama native Sampson Connell, Jr. (b. 1822) came to Texas with his family in 1834. Sampson, his father, and his brother participated at the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. For his efforts, Sampson received a land grant in Washington County. He moved to Milam County where he helped found the San Gabriel Christian Church, later settling in Williamson County as a farmer and stockman. During the Civil War he served in Capt. Robert Ashford's Co. B, 1st Regiment, 27th Brigade, and later in the local Home Guard. This family cemetery, also known as Bear Creek, was part of his homestead, and his 1873 burial cairn is the oldest known grave. Several relatives and friends are interred in this burial ground that honors a pioneering Texas family.